Last Updated on April 28, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Family dance parties are one of my favorite no-cost activities and popular country line dances are especially fun to do together. Like other popular line dances, they’re repetitive, fairly easy for dancers of any level or age to do, from beginner to expert, and leave lots of room for creative adaptations.
Line dances have a huge popularity here in the United States since the 80s. While some people tend to replicate the original line dances, others just get more creative and think about making their own steps. No matter which one you prefer, they can both be quite amusing and you can even do some great games involving kids as well. And the best thing of all – you’ll all get up off the couch and get moving. And laughing with lots of great song and great fun…. a lot.
So, here are 5 of the most popular line dances in the United States that are perfect for family fun:
#1: Watermelon Crawl Country Line Dance
The Watermelon Crawl Country Line Dance is a very classic line dance. This one is really fun to do with lots fancy footwork and changes in movement tempo.
#2: Copperhead Road Line Dance
The Copperhead Road Line Dance is so popular that are multiple variations. While some tend to keep the most traditional steps, others are a bit more creative. In this video, you’re going to see a demo of one of the most common versions of this popular line dance.
#3: Cowboy Boogie Line Dance
One of the best things about the Cowboy Boogie Line Dance is that it actually is done to several different songs. And depending on where you live at or the bars that you usually go to, the Cowboy Boogie Line Dance may be slower or faster. So, you can start by training with the slower songs first and once you get the hang of it, go for the faster songs.
#4: Achy Breaky Heart
Even if you aren’t a country music fan, you know this song. Billy Ray Cyrus ignited the country line dancing phenomenon with this hit. Your kids will get a kick out of dancing to Miley’s dad’s music.
#5: Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Boot Scootin’ Boogie is a country line dance classic. Like Copperhead Road, there are lots of variations, but the one in the video above is the most popular and most basic. If you’re ever going to try and take your country line dancing skills public, don’t show up on the dance floor if you don’t know this one.
I hope your family has a great time learning and doing these dances together. For even more family dance party inspiration, check out “Popular Line Dances All Moms Should Know.” That list contains several non-country line dances that your kids probably already know.
Everyone will learn to do cha-cha, slides, the tush push and the country girl shake and get to listen to a lot of great artists such as Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn and a bunch of other artists for linedancing. You will even be able to input your own style to the typical line dance lessons.
Do a quick search on google and you will find the Louisiana Kick, Electric Slide and the cupid shuffle to your favorite line dancing songs. By the time the next wedding receptions or big gatherings you will be teaching the moves to cotton eye joe and the hoedown throwdown.